UNC's music connoisseurs know the typical hot spots for live music in Chapel Hill. On any given night, you can see them floating down Franklin Street, headed toward Cat’s Cradle, the Cave or Local 506. Those seeking live music, however, can find in it a lesser-known location — an on-campus porch.
UNC’s Center for the Study of the American South will host The Whyte Laundry Company as part of their “Music on The Porch” Series on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
The series is designed to cover the wide breadth of Southern music, and has hosted a range of genres in the past.
“There’s such a wide variety of musicians that come,” said Cassidy Hampton, a student who films the performances. “We’ve had everything from bluegrass banjo players to rap.”
The concert will focus on blues music, specifically that of W.C. Handy, an early 20th-century blues musician known as the “Father of the Blues.” Paying tribute to Handy is The Whyte Laundry Company, a “banjo, washboard, and gutbucket” band originally from Connecticut.